Chandigarh: Areas of parks reduced to install paver blocks

Residents have alleged that the contractor has reduced a park in phase 10 area to about one and a half feet to install the paver blocks.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: December 18, 2016 9:47 am
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The Municipal Corporation (MC) has started to lay paver blocks in different areas of the city, but people are irked that in some places, the area of the parks is being reduced to make way for parking space.

MC officials said that the paver blocks have been laid in almost all the wards equitably.

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A park in phase 10, however, tells a different story as residents have alleged that the contractor has reduced the park area to about one and a half feet to install the paver blocks.

Joginder Singh, a local resident, said that it is a good step to install the paver blocks, but the the area of the park should not be reduced.

Captain (Rtd.) Surjeet Singh, a resident of phase 11 also said that the areas around the parks are being reduced to install the paver blocks.
MC officials, however said that the paver blocks are only being installed around the boundaries of the park.

Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline, Deputy Mayor Manjeet Singh Sethi said that he was not aware of the fact that the space of the parks is reduced.

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